1 point out, point to, mark, specify, designate, indicate; call or direct attention to, show:
The thermometer indicated that the temperature was 22°C. Sally indicated the place where the dam would be built
2 imply, suggest, betoken, manifest, signify, bespeak, reveal, evince, evidence, denote:
Measles is indicated by the presence of Koplik's spots.
3 suggest, hint, imply, intimate; say, express, state, disclose, tell, make known, make clear, register, show, display, exhibit:
His frown indicated his doubts. She indicated her displeasure in a few, well-chosen words
4 call for, require, demand, need, recommend:
The doctor advised that a surgical procedure is indicated in such cases.